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Moving off ambivalence on Syria

Like so many, I have been struggling with the Syrian dilemma of strike/no strike, reflected in my previous blog .  Congressman John Tierney, speaking to the New England Council yesterday morning, spoke of his own struggle to “do the right thing.”  Sen. Ed … Continue reading

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Struggling with the Syria conundrum

Both writer George Santayana and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill have reminded us how those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.  But, when it comes to chemical warfare in Syria, which history shall we remember and heed?  Seventy-five … Continue reading

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PC Police Trivialize Legitimate Issue

Political correctness run amuck:  President Obama felt compelled to apologize to California Attorney General Kamela Harris for calling her “by far the best looking attorney general in the country.”  Frankly, the only person who might legitimately  feel slighted is Massachusetts … Continue reading

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In remembering Newtown, only one thing matters

The Red Sox and Yankees wore insigniae commemorating the Newtown massacre and observed a moment’s silence.  It was a virtually meaningless gesture.  There’s only one thing that will help. And that’s to do at a national level a deal like that agreed … Continue reading

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Sequester brings crisis fatigue

Scream! Make that, primal scream!! Washington’s failure to deal with the sequester before it kicked in is just the latest in a series of failed attempts to deal responsibly with federal deficit and budget issues.  So bad are the constant … Continue reading

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Obama takes first step toward gun safety

How effective the President will be on gun safety remains to be seen, but today he took a first step in the right direction by laying out an agenda to minimize future gun violence. He sounded like a leader.  We eagerly … Continue reading

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Fiscal cliff deal a puny effort

That clanking sound you hear is that of the proverbial can getting kicked down the road.  That can is the much-needed solution to the federal debt.  This week’s “solution” was not a solution at all. At least initially, the financial markets responded … Continue reading

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